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ABC
Feb 14, 2011 5:00am EST
. >> the budget battle, president obama's spending plan as big cuts, but critics want more. >> later, major upsets on music pose the biggest night. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. happy valentine's day. thanks for joining us. we will have much more of the breaking news that we are following this morning. let's give started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> lisa baden in a moment. we're starting with meteorologist adam caskey. i love the numbers today. be very windy to today. still breezy tomorrow. pretty breezy through the extended forecast. the wind is going to affect temperatures. a san downs this week. but more u thanp down. 46 in alexandria. 46 in mitchellville. 44 in rockville and 46 installing. the wind will accelerate through the morning. wind advisory through the dead until 10:00 p.m. some gusts as high as 50 and maybe 55 miles an hour with temperatures approaching 50 degrees today. a little busier --breezy. >>> a nice sp
ABC
Feb 14, 2011 5:30am EST
obama will talk about the budget this morning during his visit to the parkville middle school. emily schmidt is in washington with details. >> reporter: the white house says the three and a half trillion dollar budget it delivered to congress begins to do what american families much do -- must do live within their means. >> it freezes annual domestic spending for the next five years. even on programs i care about which will reduce the deaf set by more than 400 billion dollars over the next decade. >> reporter: president obama says his budget saves more than a trillion dollars over the next 10 years. 2/3 from cuds, 1/3 from -- cuts 1/3 from tax increases. it would shave home heating assistance, money for clean water and defense spending. and the budget director says they are painful decisions. >> it's important to note we are beyond the easy low hanging fruit. >> reporter: but more money go to ha today high speed rail and new education programs. republicans say that cannot work. >> it looks like to me that it's going to be a very small on spending discipline and a lot of new spending
ABC
Feb 14, 2011 6:00am EST
. president obama making his visit today. and he will talk about science and technology and we are connected all the time and we are looking for a connection and talk about the wind pushing 30 to 40 miles per hour that will help get us to the two degree guaranteed high of 57. now to work and out the door with kim brown. >> reporter: you can expect president obama's visit to expect traffic on the inner loop between 95 and harford road after 8:30 this morning. expect to see closures and detours posted because of the president's visit. plan your trip accordingly. looking live at cameras, no problems on 50 and 97. we have reports of some downed power lines up in reisterstown and we are working a pair of accidents in downtown baltimore. i will bring you up to speed about those in a few moments. now back to you. >>> president barack obama will discuss a three trillion proposed spending package for 2012 and this includes education and abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us live with what we are focusing on today. >> reporter: yes, we are standing by live here where in few momentse hours, president obam
NBC
Feb 14, 2011 6:00am EST
in the national spotlight courtesy of a visit from president obama. >> the president will come to parkville middle school. this is one of the budget parted he will lay off today as he presents his budget proposal to congress. the president stressed the need to invest in education. be at thisn will afternoon's presidential appearance and will provide a full report and noon and 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. you can watch the president on our website, wbaltv.com. >> education is one battle line. tracie potts has more from washington. budgetident obama's new plans to reduce the deficit just over one trillion dollars by limiting tax breaks for the wealthy. >> this budget asks washington to live within its means while investing in our future. >> he wants to spend more on energy and infrastructure. more programs for college but not before the summer. >> we're doing what every family does well sitting around the kitchen table. >> there are cuts in medicare. less government help for people who cannot pay their heating bills. fewer community block grants. >> no matter how popular these programs are, they have mor
ABC
Feb 8, 2011 5:00am EST
's to step down immediately. the obama administration says not so fast. if mubarak left office right now, it could've been as the transition to democracy. human rights watch says nearly 300 people died in the past two weeks of protests. a google executive detained by the egyptian government last month was released. he says he was behind a facebook posting that sparked the protests. >>> president obama will release his budget a week from today. >> it remains focused on creating jobs. emily schmidt has that story. good morning. >> good morning. president obama is telling the business community that he wants to see them hang out more help- wanted signs to the american workers, but critics say that is a tough sales spits in this economic and political climate. his visit to the chamber of commerce was the first since he took office. he spoke of some strong disagreements. he said american companies had $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheets and this is the time to invest. it's 30-minute speech drew only two rounds of applause. thomas speaker john boehner said in a statement after the spee
NBC
Feb 17, 2011 5:00am EST
.m. this morning? president obama holds a strategy session while house members begin their third day of debate on the spending bill. while you were sleeping, house lawmakers were debating, how to spend your money. >> it is puzzling while the -- that the majority would pose these cuts. >> our job is to create jobs here a home. >> workers or working on amendments to address the last seven months of the fiscal year. house republicans are trying to cut $61 billion from federal agencies. >> but not at the cost of our future and our jobs. >> the government could run at of money and shut down if spending legislation is not signed by february -- by march 4. >> democrats and republicans need to feel ownership of a plan. >> members voted to scrap $450 million in funding for new military jet engine. >> that is what the election showed us in november. people wanted change. >> conservatives will work to cut arts funding as democrats try to restore money to family planning programs. a final vote is expected by the end of the week. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> when you look of the vote on the fighter jet
NBC
Feb 25, 2011 11:00pm EST
arrived in malta. and within minutes of the arrival, the obama administration announced sanctions. muammar gaddafi has been killing of anti-government protesters. here is latest. >> we want to pressure the regime in libya to stop killing its own people. >> sanctioned details are still being worked out. the white house announcement was rushed. gaddafi urged his loyalists to keep fighting. we will kill them, he screamed at a rally in the capital, tripoli. they fired at protesters. 2000 libyans are dead by one account. down the coast, the libyan rebels are battling to march to aaa. hundreds of americans got out of the -- tripoli. hundreds of americans got out on a ferry. they are -- obama is putting pressure calling on nicolas sarkozy saying the dictator had to leave. u.k. prime minister sent gaddafi a warning about war crimes. >> the world is watching you and the world will hold you to this. >> gaddafi could be put on trial for killing peaceful protesters. those are some of the options under a concession -- discussion at the un and being weighed by president obama. wbal-tv 11 news. >> there
ABC
Feb 9, 2011 4:30am EST
one year since first lady michelle obama kicked off the let's move anti obesity campaign. he will mark the anniversary with an appearance on "live! with regis and kelly at 9:00 on abc 7. she will talk about health and obesity during stops in jordan also later this afternoon. >>> the first lady and says that her husband has quit smoking. the president struggled with the tobacco addiction stretching back to his teenage years. mrs. obama says it has been almost a year since the president last smoked. she did not offer any more details about how he quit, but mr. obama has acknowledged chewing nicotine gum. >> good for him. >>> it is cold, 21 degrees. >>, a local museum tries to ban public breast-feeding and new mothers rally. public breast-feeding and new mothers rally. >>> wednesday morning, clear skies right now, calm wind overnight, dry air in place. perfect recipe for cold morning temperatures. first let's look at the satellite and looked at the clouds. you see the areas of? -- of gray? thicker clouds expected later today and a few snow flurries later this evening and into tomorrow mor
FOX
Feb 14, 2011 11:00pm EST
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FOX
Feb 23, 2011 6:00am EST
the white house to chicago's mayor- elect. president obama sent good wishes to rahm emmanuel within hours of his victory. in october, he resigned as white house chief of staff to return to chicago to run for mayor. he will take office on may 16th. >>> coming up next, we'll take a look at what is happening in libya and how that is impacting gas prices in the u.s. no 70- degree temperatures in sight any time soon but we are in for a little bit of a warm-up. tucker has the full forecast when fox 5 morning news returns.  [ alarm blares, indistinct conversations ] [ female announcer ] important events can sneak up on you. can i have a couple weeks? [ female announcer ] but with yoplait light's two week tune up, you could be ready you could lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks when you replace breakfast and lunch with a fruit, grain, and yoplait light. betsy bets. you haven't changed a bit. neither have you... sean. well, yeah. [ female announcer ] go to yoplait.com to start your two week tune up. this week yoplait light yogurt is only 20 for $10 at giant. >>> welcome back. tucker is
NBC
Feb 9, 2011 6:00am EST
on that story. good morning. >> today, president obama sits down with his republican rivals from the house. one day after a congressional panel signs off on what would be the largest budget cuts in u.s. history. on the lunch menu at the white house today, the economy, with a side of spending. president obama hosting top house republicans, including house speaker john boehner and majority leader eric cantor. >> without a doubt, i think there will be a heavy discussion on the economy and on spending. >> with the national debt at a staggering $14 trillion, the focus in washington is on fiscal restraint. >> people are angry about bridges to nowhere. >> republicans and democrats generally agree something needs to be done, but clash over where to cut and by how much. >> a lot of people around the country think we operate here in washington with a culture of spendthrift. we need to replace that with a culture of thrift. >> a bipartisan group of senators floated an idea to give the president a new kind of line-item veto. >> it is really just about shining a spotlight on specific spending items that do
ABC
Feb 8, 2011 6:00am EST
, but the obama administration says if he left office right now, it could jeopardize the transition to democracy. human rights watch says nearly 300 people died so far in the protests and a google manager detained by additional parties last month was released. he says he was behind a facebook pace that helped spark protests. >>> president obama will release his budget one week from today. >> the white house says the president remains focused on the concern of voters and that is creating jobs. emily schmidt joins us live from north west washington with more. good morning. >> good morning. president obama is telling members of the business community he wants to see them hang out more help wanted signs to help the american workers. critics say that is one tough sell in this political and economic environment. the president spoke to the u.s. chamber of commerce yesterday, his first visit there since he took office. he said that there is strong disagreement, but american companies have a $2 trillion amount sitting on their balance sheet and that's why this is the time to invest. two * of applause dur
NBC
Feb 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
in cairo where thousands of egyptians continue to celebrate. this afternoon, president obama hailed the revolution, the people of egypt has spoken and the country will never be the same. he said the nation's fight for democracy is not yet over. >> but this is not the end of egypt's transition. it is the beginning. i am sure there will be difficult days ahead, and many questions remain unanswered. but i am confident that the people of egypt can find the answers, and do so peacefully, constructively, and in the spirit of unity that has defined these last few weeks. >> it is not just in cairo and across egypt, people all across the world have been watching this revolution unfold, including egyptians who were living here in maryland now. gary sims continues our team coverage live from woodlawn. >> we are at the islamic society of baltimore. we found egyptian americans who were very happy with what happened and very proud of what has happened. not only here at the islamic society but throughout the area. we also felt people who have been joining in on the celebration who are from other c
NBC
Feb 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >>> president obama has given up one of his bad habits. >>> eggs, good old eggs are changing, and they may be better for your diet. >>> what you got, lindsey? >> maybe the cleveland cavaliers should have some. the terps glad to have a game tomorrow night. prepare for a shark invasion at >>> an explosion at a petroleum plant near houston sent flames shooting 100 feet into the air this afternoon. it happened just after 2:00 p.m. heavy fire continues there at this hour. so far, no reports of any injuries, but one person may be missing. company officials say it is natural gas that's burning and it is not an environmental hazard. no word right now on what may have started this fire. >>> now, some jarring surveillance video out of turkey. we warn you, it shows the moment that a truck slams into the side of a bus full of passengers. first passengers were just sitting and talking onboard the bus and then looked out the window and saw a huge truck headed toward them. it was too late for anybody to get out of the way. it happened last friday. the stunned bus driver picked himself up and staggered ou
FOX
Feb 17, 2011 5:00am EST
the richmond times dispatch that he plans to talk with president obama before making a decision. kaine is already coming out ahead in the polls. >> kaine actually tests higher 50 to 44% or so so he is coming out a little bit ahead of what webb would have in a head to head race at least in the polls. >> some say a kaine candidacy will also play into president obama's re-election strategy in 012. >>> the victory for president obama involving the budget. up next, details on a hughes vote to cancel a controversial program. >>> we'll get the latest on i deputy u.s. marshal killed while trying to serve a warrant. we'll check more headlines when we come back.  >>> making headlines, two boating incidents in asia. one american is dead a at least one u.s. citizen was among 12 foreigns are who were killed. they were on board a tourist boat that went down off of vietnam last night. >>> off indonesia, police picked up at least 10 people in a boat off of burma. >>> federal agencies have create a joint task force to investigate the shooting of two u.s. immigration and customs enfor
NBC
Feb 14, 2011 5:00am EST
receives a $3. -- congress receives a $3 trillion budget from president obama. >> kate amara has more from washington. >> after delivering his budget to congress, president obama travels to baltimore to visit a middle school to let key priorities for education in this 2012 spending plan president oba. >> this budget asks washington to live within its means while investing in our future. >> it includes one trillion dollars in deficit reduction. 2/3 of that in spending cuts. many domestic programs will be frozen. limit tax deductions for the wealthy. >> the notion we can do this painlessly is not possible to do this. satiric we have to make tough choices. >> republicans say the cuts to not go deep enough -- we have to make tough choices. >> in a letter signed by one of the 50 economists, john boehner said it washington spending binge is hurting the economy. >> cutting spending will help create a better environment for job creation in america. >> he is calling on the president to support efforts to slash $61 billion from the current year. sharp cuts to the peace corps and then squeeze billion
NBC
Feb 16, 2011 5:00am EST
more. >> president obama will meet with senate democrats at the white house today to talk about the budget for 2012 and to talk about spending right now. >> this new majority will keep our word with the american people be quashed the house back to work on a sweeping round of budget cuts. the $61 billion package would slash funding for hundreds of federal programs, from the peace corps to homeland security. >> it is in fact the single largest rescission package in the history of this commerce. >> the measure was advanced despite a veto threat from barack obama. >> it is important to make sure that we do not try to make a series of symbolic cuts this year that could endanger the recovery. >> democrats called the gop cuts dangerous. >> this legislation will destroy american jobs while harming middle class families, young adults, singers, and even our veterans. >> john boehner says it is time to get serious about spending. >> since president obama took office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. >> the government could run out of blunt and shut down the spendi
ABC
Feb 17, 2011 6:00am EST
obama says he will veto the cuts. the government could shut down for the first time since 1995. >>> metro funding is a source of frustration for lawmakers fighting over money. metro says that could mean a setback for passenger safety. >> brianne carter is live at the metro station with the latest money crunch. >> good morning. this plan would continue to fund the government through september. that's for the fiscal year 2011. it is already setting up a financial fight. included in this or not included in this is the $150 million for metro that will help continue with safety and infrastructure upgrades. metro was promised this as part of a 2008 bill that was passed. gerry connolly has said that he has put forth an amendment that would continue to put the money back in, but that was killed earlier this week by republicans. metro says in a statement that this money is absolutely vital to the agency's work to rebuild the 30-year-old system and restore reliable service to customers. metro passengers agree with that, saying they already agree metro is underfunded. this debate will cer
ABC
Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
and others are ready to release emergency stockpiles. president obama says the u.s. will be able to ride out the situation. the violence escalates in libya. thousands of farmers are trying to flee, but the weather is making that difficult. americans try to leave by boat are stuck because of high seas. the-plans to send a charter plane to a tripoli today. anti-government protesters are ramping up demonstrations and moving closer to the capital. still no signs moammar gaddafi will step down voluntarily. u.n. security council will meet today to decide what actions to take against the government there for the violent crackdown on protesters. pamela brown reporting, abc 7 news. >>> rescuers are still picking through the ruins of damaged or collapsed buildings in christchurch, new zealand. they are searching for more than 200 people missing since tuesday's devastating earthquake. relatives are waiting for word on their loved ones fade. officials said the death toll stands at 113. >>> virginia is set to enact one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the country. the general assembly has passed a b
CBS
Feb 9, 2011 4:30am EST
lady says the commander in chief has kicked the habit. michelle obama said the president has quit smoking. >> but will he be able to continue being smoke-free? ines ferre has more. >> reporter: it is one decision that seems to have everybody on president obama's side. >> even though i'm a republican, go obama. >> i think it is great. >> after spending decades as a smoker, the president is no longer lighting up. his wife, michelle obama, revealed tuesday that her husband hasn't had a cigarette in almost a year. white house spokesman robert gibbs says the president was able to quit with the help of the first lady and aides who also stopped smoking. >> when somebody decides to quit smoking to try to overcome the physical addiction that they have, they do it not just because they want to but because others want them to. >> about 46 million americans smoke and brain research has shown nicotine is powerfully addictive. three out of four smokers who try to quit relapse within six months. even president obama admitted in 2009 to taking the occasional puff. >> have i fallen off the wagon s
NBC
Feb 15, 2011 12:00pm EST
. >> president obama taking questionsrom the old executive office building, reporters and analyst will chew over what was said. we will look all day long at some of the answers, how they apply to this budget process going on in washington to the process in egypt and beyond. for our team in washington and new york, i'm brian williams. nbc news. we'll see you for "nightly news" tonight. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> live, local, late-breaking - this wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> another carbon monoxide leak at the dickey hill elementary school in west baltimore. is the second scare in as many weeks. good afternoon, exactly one week ago, a faulty steam cable in the cafeteria sent students home for that day. crews are faced with another co leak at the baltimore city school. we go live to west baltimore with the latest. >> we arrived this morning and we saw a parent's shaking their heads because they could not believe this was happening for another tuesday. one student had to be transported to a local hospital. fire trucks, ambulances, and bge cruz converged on the sc
ABC
Feb 8, 2011 5:00am EST
. >> reporter: with the markets up and unemployment down, president obama says it is time for u.s. businesses to invest in america. >> american companies have nearly two trillion dollars sitting on their balance sheets. >> reporter: his audience has also been his frequent critic, the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> if there's a reason you don't share my confidence, if there's a reason you don't believe this is the time to get off the sidelines, to hire and invest, i want to know about it. i want to fix it. >> reporter: house speaker boehner said after the speech president obama has retooled his rhetoric but not his job destroying policy. a chamber executive said there are simply too many new regulations. >> if you are listening and trying to decide whether to invest or expand, you don't know what's coming at you. >> reporter: twenty months after the recession technically ended,signals are mixed. the highest ever gas per gallon in february. jobs are more secure but harder to get if you don't. yesterday, continental airlines and united announced the merger means 500 texans will be laid off. >> the
FOX
Feb 10, 2011 6:00pm EST
part, president obama in a speech in michigan thursday made no such definitive statement on his future. instead calling again for democratic reforms to start now and was careful to not directly call on mubarak. >> we want all egyptians to know that america will continue to do everything we can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy in egypt. >> reporter: earlier in the day, reports of mubarak's resignation were joined by reports of a possible military coup. egypt's army announced it took steps to safeguard the country. the question tonight, what step the army will take if protestors ignore the military's call to end demonstrations now. there seems to be a disconnect between the c -- cia and white house. is there an explanation why messages were different? >> reporter: the big surprise today, brian. rarely do you hear a cia director like leon pineta come out and say something definitively about what he expects to happen and it doesn't happen. the white house was asked about this today on air force one, robert gibs was asked about cia director pineta's statement and he
CBS
Feb 23, 2011 7:00pm EST
with hate messages on them. the n word, antisemattic phrases. president obama with 666 scrawled across his forehead. >> i think that one is probably the most concerning. >> reporter: and a picture of the holocaust museum shooter with the words hero next to it. >> we are all government workers around here and to come and to park and to see something like that on a meter is horrendous. i was very insulted. >> reporter: this is bruce johnson in the district. from the police and fire departments to public works which operates the biggest fleet, city officials are now scrambling to find out just how many vehicles with been bought or leased and at what cost. >> we will look at it to see where there might be disparities. >> reporter: questions raised by the media after it was learned that two luxury lincoln navigators were decembered for dc council chairman kwame brown at about $1900 each per month. he rejected the first sufficient because he didn't like the grey interior. he decided yesterday to return a second leased vehicle along with an apology to city taxpayers. the mayor during questioning
NBC
Feb 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
, but that is not what they heard. >> he gave president -- of power to the vice-president. >> earlier, president obama said he was following the developments and pledged the u.s. will do all it can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy. >> what is absolutely clear is that we are witnessing history unfold. it is a moment of transformation that is taking place because the fuel of egypt are calling for change. >> the military announced on state tv that it has stepped in to secure the country and promised protesters that their demands will be met. in washington, the cia director told the house intelligence committee the developments in egypt will have a tremendous impact. >> if it is done right, it will help us a great deal in trying to promote stability in that part of the world. if it happens wrong, it could create serious problems for us and for the rest of the world. >> president obama watch mubarak's speech aboard air force one and called for a security meeting at the white house. >> thousands of you received our breaking e-mail alert this afternoon telling you of the live video o
FOX
Feb 3, 2011 6:00am EST
no longer including the use of hot lanes. >>> president obama is expected to open up today about something he rarely talk about in public. >>> the term fell to duke last night. worried about fires on campus? this one was legit. we'll talk about it coming up. what bold taste... of -- oa coffee -- it's so rich, but so just a dollar. on the dollar menu at breakfast. and that's what we're made of. ♪ ba da ba ba ba my sistersundays are just tofor watching football. believe that? [ thinking ] relax. you ordered off mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. everything's so good and just a buck. so go. he's a jerk. [ thinking ] the simple joy of being smart. ♪ >>> remember this? clashes between students and police caught on camera last march after maryland and duke played on campus at college park. it led to and fbi investigation of the bridge county police department and its officers' actions that night. last night, the terps had a strict -- last year rather the terps had a victory over the blue devils. not the case last night. the score was 80-62. duke has won eight of nine against maryland now a
NBC
Feb 23, 2011 6:00pm EST
an orderly shutdown. >> it is like a high wire act without a net. >> he questions why president obama is not more involved. >> the white house should be working with senate democrats to come up with a counterproposal that would pass the test of reasonableness. >> right now, the two sides have very different definitions of what is and is not reasonable. a spokesman for john boehner said there are many ongoing conversations with democratic leaders. neither side will say whether any progress is being made. >> stay with us. there is more news ahead. >> she spent the day trying to motivate annapolis area students. the story, just ahead. >> orioles' spring training in sarasota. i should let you know that by the time you get back from the commercial break, i'll be back in the studio. >> there is a warming trend on the way. the details are coming up. >> she was in maryland to help celebrate black history month. >> she spins the morning speaking with hundreds of annapolis elementary and middle school students. >> she is making a name for herself torn the country -- touring the country. >> she
FOX
Feb 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
3 they may be the kids of the leader of the free world but that doesn't mean malia and sasha obama get to go on facebook.michelle obama revealing today that her daughhers are banned from the social networking site. site.the first lady saying they're a couple of reasons the obama kids aren't allowedd on the site. first...security issues with the secret service. and facebook requires members to be at least 13- years-old. sasha and malia are only nine and twelve. but michelle obama says the main reason behind the ban is because she's not a big fan of having young kids on facebook. she explains that facebook isn't something the first kids need right now. now.and since you have no one hhlding you back from facebook, be sure to become a fan of fox 45.get breaking news updates and behind the scenes info.like us today. just go to facebook dot com slash fox baltimore. baltimore.i'm judy kurtz and that's tonight's word on the web. 3 .maryland still has its tournament hopes alive... see if they took care of business against longwood tonight... next in sports unlimited... 3 pmaryland with a ra
NBC
Feb 25, 2011 5:00pm EST
and rebels are vowing to march to tripoli. -- libyan rebels are vowing to march to tripoli. president obama is putting more pressure on gaddafi. he called u.s. allies, the french president who said the dictator has to leave. >> puk prime minister sent a warning about war crimes. >> the world is watching you and the world will hold you to account. >> his assets could be frozen, he could be banned from travel, and put on trial for killing peaceful protesters. those are some of the options under discussion at the u.n. and being weighed by president obama. an arab dictator is trying to hang on. there will be american sanctions, multi nations sanctions, and possible u.n. action. a possible push against gaddafi and the possibility of military action. >> because of all of the unrest in the middle east, gas prices increased overnight and they will keep rising. how some retailers are helping to ease the pain at the pump. >> anyone who has experience menopause says that off classes are not fun. how your home once could help your heart. -- anyone who has experienced menopause says that hot flashes are
CBS
Feb 2, 2011 6:00am EST
out now. >> he should get out of here. >> reporter: president obama spoke to mubarak after his speech. it was a direct and frank conversation. >> what i indicated tonight was that an orderly transition must be peaceful and meaningful and must begin now. >> reporter: the president said that the u.s. will begin to partner with the people of egypt. in an unprecedented meeting, the opposition groups sat down together. they're unified in new elections and constitutions. in washington, joel brown, wjz, eyewitness news. >>> americans continue to return from egypt. we'll have more on those stories, coming up. >>> two witnesses back away from what they told the police about a dog burned. one witness said he came forward for the reward money. another said he lied. >>> threatens of rock fish will be sold and donated to shelters. poachers anchored a 900-yard long net off of bloody point and caught a lot of fish in it. the police waited for someone to catch the fish and they didn't. it took the officers seven hours to unload the fish. >>> ramone is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shoo
CBS
Feb 9, 2011 4:00pm EST
as they prepared to take off. he was released unharmed. >>> president obama is doing what millions of americans have struggled to do. he has given up smoking. but is his love affair with tobacco really over? >> reporter: it's one decision that seems to have everybody on president obama's side. >> even though i'm a republican, go, obama. >> i think it's great. >> reporter: after spending decades as a smoker, the president is no longer lighting up. his wife michelle obama revealed tuesday that her husband hasn't had a cigarette in almost a year. white house spokesman robert gibbs says the president was able to quit with the help of the first lady and aides who also stopped smoking. >> to try to quit smoking to try to overcome the physical addiction that they have. they do it not just because they want to but because others want them to. >> reporter: about 46 million americans smoke. and brain research has shown nicotine is powerfully addictive. three out of four smokers who try to quit relapse within six months. >> reporter: even president obama admitted in 2009 to taking the occasional puff. >>
CBS
Feb 16, 2011 4:00pm EST
in the fraud are his former auditor and members of his staff. >>> president obama is reaching out to a member of his staff. >> president obama called the parents of the slain agent to express his condolences. special agent jaime zapata was shot. another agent in the car was shot twice and is now recovering in a mexican hospital. president obama told zapata's family that he served the united states admirably. and his country was grateful for has self service. >> although mexico is seeing record levels of violence, due to a crackdown on drug cartels. experts say attacks on u.s. officials is rare. >>> a showdown, as both sides of the aisle look for the best way to fix the nation's looming budget deficit. by scaling back or shutting down hundreds of government programs. but president obama is firmly against some of those cuts and says if they hit his desk, he'll veto them. the obama administration scored a big victory today with a close house vote, canceling a costly fighter jet program. republicans did not include any military jets in their budget cuts. >>> still have not told congresswoman gabr
NBC
Feb 23, 2011 5:00pm EST
at the possible of civil war. president obama is expected to make a statement soon and we will take you to the white house live when that happens. >>> amateur video from new zealand shows the drama rescue of two people trapped under rubble after monday's 6.3 earthquake in christchurch on the south island. >> you can see one man being pulled out of a collapsed building by rescue workers and on to a stretcher. another woman was able to walk away after being freed from a concrete hole. >> there are 75 confirmed deaths and many more are missing. >>> back home, the legal fis fight over same second maryland continues. senator are crafting a bill to legalize and it governor martin o'malley said he will sign the bill if it reaches him. here's chris gordon in annapolis. >>> in maryland, the debought over gay marriage is causing a deep did you have i'd over the meaning of religious freedom. jamie raskin from silver spring, a constitutional expert strks floor leader for the bill. he explained it will not require the church, the clergy or any organization to participate. >> i belong to a church in
FOX
Feb 19, 2011 10:00pm EST
. it was actually planted in 1978. this is video from a few month ago when president obama lit the tree. officials say they already have a replacement in mind for it. so that's a bit of good news. a bit of history taken down by mother nature. the bad things that have happened, we have talked about the fires. one thing is that there has not been a lot of precipitation. the ground are not saturated so that a lot of trees are not loose at their base but that would have caused a lot of problems if that had been the case. more details on how this all plays out. >> gwen, we'll see you soon inside. >> the upside is that they have a lot of time before next christmas >>> we want to start in germantown where a series of fire gusted more than 50 miles per hour. >> the fires are under control to. but they are not completely out. fox 5's ross plater has the latest tonight. >> reporter: this is the beginning of what they are calling the night ops or nighttime operation, if you will. that means that the fire crew also position themselves on the perimeter of the fire making sure they are under control and making
FOX
Feb 24, 2011 6:00am EST
for metro. >>> president obama telling the justice department it does not have to defend a law that bans government from recognizing same-sex. fox 5 morning 5 morn -- from recognizing same-sex marriage. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we do have one school delay to pass along. out to the west, garrett county schools in western maryland will be delayed two hours this morning. >> i guess we are getting reports that there is a little bit of icing in that area, is that right? >> that is correct. some freezing rain falling out there. they have a freezing rain advisory in everything out in gulf air the county so a little bit of action out in the western portions of maryland, not here though. we've got a quiet start to the day. cold start too. take a look at the temperatures around the region p we are in the 0s and the low 30s depending on where you are. currently in washington, we're at 33 degrees. -- take a look at the temperatures around the region. we are in the 20s and the low 30s depending on where you are. dulles at 35. # 3 at -- 33 at patuxent naval air station. you can se
CBS
Feb 5, 2011 6:00am EST
. we'll continue to follow the case, look for updates at wjz.com. >>> the obama administration is working to solve the crisis in egypt. protestors are vowing to continue their rallies. this is until mubarak ends his reign and steps down. they could start a military based government. earlier this week, obama said that the transition of power should start right way and he warned egypt's government about using violence to keep control. >> we're sending a strong message, taxes on reporters is unacceptable. >> mubarak's prime minister says that his stance won't change. >>> a freight train slams into a car in gaithersburg. you can see the damage from the chopper video. everyone got out of the car safely. >>> in cecil county, two cars collide head on. we were on top of the scene there. paramedics rushed one to the hospital by helicopter. no word on the extent of injuries. >>> fighting school violence. local schools are taking a new approach to stopping bullying. some parents may think that the plan is too intrusive. big brother will be watching. >> reporter: good morning, the question
NBC
Feb 20, 2011 6:00am EST
. they want the obama administration to speak out about gadhafi's movement. >> they can acknowledge it's time for him to go. >> gadhafi made efforts to bring his country out of isolation in recent years but faces allegations of human rights violations. >>> days of violence in bahrain has led to signs of progress. thousands marched to the pearl square. this comes after a week of deadly clashes with security forces. international leaders condemned the attacks on demonstrators, including president obama, who called bahrain's family. this weekend women joined men in negotiations with their country's leaders. protesters want the right to choose their own government and the right to express their opinions. opposition leaders are planning their discussions with bahrain's rulers. >>> protests in the u.s. over union rights will reach a sixth day today. demonstrators in wisconsin are letting lawmakers know what they think about a plan to slash the budget by cutting their salaries and benefits. nbc's brian moohr looks at the issues across the entire country. >> subfreezing temperatures and a few heated
FOX
Feb 25, 2011 11:00pm EST
avenue." president george w. bush made gates a cabinet member in 2006.... president obama... choose to retain him in his administration. gates' predecessor....don alddrumsfeld.... recently defending his own decision making... leading up to the wars in iraq and afghanistan. rumsfeld says: "we have video of saddam's regime pushing people off the tops of buildings, breaking arms, breaking hands. it was an extremely brutal regime, and the world is much better off without it."griffin says: "as secretary gates gets ready to leave his post... when he intends to etire later this year...he has already begun the process of scaling cuts to the defense budget, al and even trimming back jobs. at the pentagon, jennifer griffin, fox news."fox 34 news at nine in libya protestors...// continue... to.../ ddmand ...// muammar qaddafi.../ step down... after.../ 40 years....///// ááthisáá... video.../ shows .../ qaddafi.../ loyalists.../ shooting.../ at... protestors.../ in.../ tripoli...// ááatáá.../ least.../ 5--people...// were.../ killed...//
NBC
Feb 4, 2011 11:00pm EST
, president obama is calling the violence there unacceptable and says it must end now. amid reports that a probe of the mubarak supporters are to blame for the violence, obama did not point the finger at mubarak. >> the issues at stake in egypt will not be resolved through violence or suppression. we are encouraged by the restraint that was shown today. we hope that it continues. second, the future of egypt will be determined by its people. it is also clear that there needs to be a transition process that begins now. >> the president also said discussions had begun in egypt on a change of leadership, and that cannot come soon enough for some 100,000 protesters who gathered in tahrir square again today. protesters called it the day of departure. >> aegis defense minister rolled his convoy regius defense minister rolled his convoy into tahrir square today. the people versus the president is a struggle where everyone is standing their ground. >> president mubarak [unintelligible] they are still here and in greater numbers than ever. >> thousands more took to the streets of egypt second
NBC
Feb 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
obama in two weeks. tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> the 11th day of february, the anniversary of one of baltimore's biggest all-time snowstorms, no. 5 on the all- time list occurred on this date 28 years ago. in 1983, nearly 23 inches of snow came down on that day. the all-time record is that february 2003 storm. january 1922, last year's february 1 wizard ranks fourth all-time. these are numbers at the official weather station in baltimore down at bwi marshall. some heavy snow on that day in 1983, and some bitter cold on this day back in 1899. it was 13 at the airport this morning, but in 1899 we were right in the middle of the worst arctic outbreak to ever hit baltimore. five consecutive days of bitterly cold air. 700 in the morning and afternoon high of just above zero, at 3 degrees. all of these ties were record cold high temperatures for the day, five in a row, and three consecutive record lows. that was way back in february of 1899. the cold was around this morning near the canadian border, seven
CBS
Feb 12, 2011 6:00am EST
at the white house, the latest developments plus president obama's reaction. >> i am kelly mcphearson reporting from parkville where the local egyptian community is celebrating after hearing the news a 30 year dictate toreship in their homeland has ended. we will share their joy with you. >> murder at a grocery store the latest breezen gun violence in baltimore. >> why the mayor says the current gun laws are too weak and what she is doing about it. >> and taking a live look outside, it is a very cold morning. we have got warmer temperatures on the way. meteorologist ken williams has the detail in his first morning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >> this is wjz tv. wjz hd, and wjz.com. baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it is complete coverage. it is wjz, maryland's news station. >> you are looking at a live picture in cairo. egypt is free. that is what they are chanting in the square in cairo this morning as president mubarak ends his 30 year reign there. good morning, welcome to eyewitness news this saturday, i amiey barnett. we
CBS
Feb 22, 2011 11:00pm EST
their 40-foot yacht and headed toward somalia. president obama gave the green light to use force if the american's lives were in danger. >> we understood that if it got to shore it would be a bad situation. >> reporter: naval officials were having one on ones with the pirates. >> gunfire erupted inside the cabin of the quest. >> reporter: when navy seals boarded the quest, they found two pirates already dead. also inside the boat they found all four americans died, all died. megaryan and her husband ray albert who is were on a cruiseship in 2005 came under attack by pirates. >> first he said, you know these pirates will not board my ship period. >> reporter: their captain outran the terrorists but she's heartbroken that these four americans were killed. >> there are always small groups of pirates, war lords whatever and they obviously and they obviously don't share the standards of morality. >>> there was no ran ransom paid in the situation with the quest. she believes as long as ransom is paid it will continue to motivate the pirates to do what they've been doing. >> thank you,
CBS
Feb 26, 2011 11:00pm EST
] >> as this was happening, tonight president obama issue add i strong statement of his own saying libyan leader khadafy must resign. scott gold reports from the united nations. >> reporter: the united nations security council unanimously voted to levy strong sanctions against libya. even china's representative agreed to the sanctions to place international travel bans on libyan leader moammar khadafy, his family and members of his inner circle, to freeze the family's assets and refer the case to the war crimes tribunal in the hague for an investigation of possible crimes against humanity. >> this is a clear warning to the libyan government that it must stop the killings. >> reporter: the vote followed a day of meeting and interrupted as members of the council confirmed with their own government about the language and stop of the sanctions. saturday, president obama made his strongest comments to date open the uprising saying in a private phone call to germany's chancellor, khadafy should step down and leave the country. in libya, thousands of desperate travelers crowded tripoli's airport. two ux plains -- >
ABC
Feb 3, 2011 4:30am EST
and gate. delta and continental may get a boost from obama's plan to comment s service to cuba. this could boost flights to the island by 25%. commercial service at an abandoned fidel castro rose to power 50 years ago. we did commercial service was banned. >>> flat screen tv sales are up. 70% of house is already own at least one of them. with fewer people buying them over the holidays, this could mean major markdowns for many of us. super bowl specials are expected to drive sales as well. that is business news. and blumberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:36 is the time, 29 degrees. >> ahead, another one looms on the streets of fairfax. we are hearing from victims. >> a closer look past the man behind center, just days before super bet 45. behind center, just days before super bet 45. >>> welcome back. it's thursday morning, thanks for joining us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. they are going to have a mess in the midwest to clean up today. >>> a couple feet of snow in some locations. oklahoma picked up 20 inc
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
coverage of the tragedy in tucson. president obama and senator john mccain had a meating -- meeting at the white house. it comes after mccain's editorial. the senator praised president obama's speech at the memorial service. >>> after days of peaceful protest, there's return to violence in egypt with proand antiforces combating one another in cairo. we have more in cairo's main square tonight. >> reporter: chi -- chaotic scenes today in the heart of the capitol city. several thousands supporters of mubarak -- some road camels and attacked the antigovernment protestors. the two sides pelted each other with stones. several demanded mubarak leave now and dragged the attackers off of horses and there are reporting of many wounded. the army tried to keep the promubarak camp from coming. now, the soldiers are standing by and observing and so far, they haven't intervened. >> any attack a peaceful demonstrator is unacceptable and i condemn it. >> reporter: it's turmoil, the first violence between the two camps in a week. the clashes erupted one day after mubarak announced he wouldn't run in
ABC
Feb 15, 2011 5:00am EST
. >>> has it sunk in yet that president obama came to parkville? he paid a visit with news that affects all of us. his budget. he wants to cut a trillion dollars over the next 10 years. he wants to freeze spending and raise taxes for the wealthy. the limits on your deductions for paying your mortgage and helping a charity. >> these investments i am convinceded if we have billed -- build outinnovate and educate and outhustle, the rest of the world, the jobs and industries will take root here in the united states. >> since spending will be cut by 5%, the president would extend tax credits for college and expand them for child care as well. >>> lawmakers in annapolis could vote on the marriage equality bill as soon as this week. hundreds gathered in lawyers mall carrying the signs and racing voices -- raising voices in support of gay marriage in maryland. >> i have been present when i've heard elected officials talk about the pain they felt they couldn't support gay marriages. and i heard the pain of my gay friend. and i don't think there's any comparison between those two pains. >> there are
ABC
Feb 17, 2011 5:30pm EST
democratic institution building and economic openness. >> the obama administration has to balance calls for democracy and long time allies. bohain is a pin, hosting the u.s. navy's fifth fleet, countering iran's efforts. the growing movement isn't stopping, sweeping governments throughout the middle east. >> this is not going to stop. this is a freedom fever that caught on there. >> in yemen, there were more protests, in libya, they called it a day of rage, leaving at least 14 dead in demonstrations. jamie costello, abc2 news. >> last year, president obama ordered a study of the region. it found u.s. allies from bohrain to yemen. jamie costello, abc2 news. >>> thanks. when you think of black history month, many marylanders come to mind. harriet tubman, iowa gus toc. there is a dinner honoring marylanders. >> benjamin and he opened it up. >> when we think of february and black history month, we think of their accomplishments, and the african american people and the chapter of the buffalo soldiers are proud to be part of that history. >> when you think of buffalo, you want them to rem
CBS
Feb 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
also claims president obama and governor o'malley have sent him letters. wjz discovered this you tube video, apparentlyinariated by davis. >> you are at the head. make a choice. >> reporter: there was a similar incident two years ago. and in 1986, he was accused of threatening a public official with a false bomb. his most recent toilets have landed him in jail without bond again. and a psychiatric evaluation. >> what do we do about people like this? >> at this point, it's too soon for me to comment on this. >> reporter: at this point, prosecutors are looking for the psychiatric evaluation. in the meantime, davis is locked up. and if he's eventually convicted on these charges, he could face up to 10 years in prison. at the district courthouse in towson, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> davis also tried suing the governor a few months ago. but the case was immediately thrown out of court. >>> a health scare in a baltimore city school. mare sein the -- mary is in the newsroom. >> reporter: the carbon monoxide leak caused problems at dicky hill elementary and middle. 8:00 this morning, p
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